TUESDAY evening marked the beginning of a new era for Kiama Municipal Council.
Following this month’s local government elections, the nine Kiama councillors met to elect a new mayor and deputy mayor.
Re-elected councillor Mark Honey was voted mayor, while fellow returning councillor Kathy Rice was voted deputy mayor. Both are newcomers to these roles.
The term of office for a mayor elected by councillors has been increased to two years. The council also determined the term of the deputy role would be two years.
Cr Honey said his goals for this council’s four-year term included “to get the planning controls in Kiama under control so that we can keep the character of the town”.
“The Bombo Headland is a pet project of mine,” he said.
“It needs to be tidied up and it can become a real, genuine feature of the town.
“Also a couple of the other projects like the Akuna Street, and hospital site with the redevelopment of Blue Haven were things I wanted to see through.”